We will celebrate the beginning of a new school year with Mass tomorrow, Wednesday, 27th of September @ 10 am in St Mary’s Church. This will be our first whole school Mass since September 2019 and we are really deligthed to be able to gather as a school community again.
As we will be walking over to the Chapel and there is the chance of rain please ensure everyone has a coat with them tomorrow.
What an amazing day P7A had at Templetown beach, learning all about the different tide zones and exploring the rock pools. A huge thanks to Brian, from Mountain Ways Ireland for showing us the wildlife that we rarely notice… but… is all around us each time we visit the beach. We may have a few marine biologists in the making after today!
P.S. Reluctantly all crabs, shrimps and fish were returned to the sea before we came home. 😀
Please see below communication we have received re Registration for this year’s Transfer Test. Please remember Parents must register their child, this cannot be done by the Primary School.
POST PRIMARY TRANSFER
REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE FRIDAY, 23rd SEPTEMBER 2022
The five local Grammar Schools – Abbey Christian Brothers’ Grammar School, Our Lady’s Grammar School, Sacred Heart Grammar School, St. Colman’s College, and St. Louis Grammar School, have confirmed that they will use Assessment of Primary Seven students as a method of Transfer from Primary to Post Primary Education. The local schools are among the thirty-four Grammar/Integrated Schools which make up the Northern Ireland Post Primary Transfer Consortium (PPTC) which have successfully operated GL Assessments in previous years
The closing date for Registration for the Transfer Assessment is Friday 23rd September 2022. Parents of P7 pupils who wish to register their sons or daughters should complete a Registration Form and return it to the Newry & Kilkeel Registration Centre c/o Abbey Christian Brothers’ Grammar School.Registration Forms and associated information is available from any of the schools listed above either in hard copy or from a school’s website. Pupils who attend a primary school, or live in Lower or Upper Mourne, are not required to sit the Entrance Assessment if they wish to attend St Louis Grammar School, Kilkeel
The Assessments which have been conducted in a very professional manner, have gained the confidence of parents. In the past large numbers of pupils have successfully completed the Assessments in English and Mathematics and have gained a Post Primary School place in local Grammar Schools.
It is proposed that PPTC Schools, including the five Newry and Kilkeel Grammar Schools, will continue to use GL Assessments as part of their Admissions Policies until such times as there is an agreed consensus on Post Primary Transfer.
The purpose of this communication is to remind parents that the closing date for registration for sitting the GL Assessment on Saturday 12th November 2022 is Friday 23rd September 2022
Today on “Teaching Assistants Appreciation Day” we showed our thanks to all our hard working Classroom Assistants, with an extra break for them…with cake!
On behalf of all our pupils and teachers, we’d like to say a big thank you, for all your hard work and support, we hope you enjoyed your surprise break!
Please see below a flyer relating to the new afterschool “Sports Clubs,” on Mondays and Tuesdays, which are being facilitated by our school PE partner organisation; Healthy Kidz. Booking and payment is via the Healthy Kidz website and the link can also be found below. Places are limited for each session and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. A copy of this note and flyer was sent home with the eldest in each family today. We are delighted to welcome Healthy Kidz back to St Mary’s for another year of fun PE lessons and after-school activities.
You might have noticed our beautiful wild flower corner at the front of the school. It was planted last term by KS1 pupils with the help of Margaret from An Tobar, Wellness Centre based at Silverbridge.
We are delighted to tell you that An Tobar are finalists in the National Lottery Project of the Year 2022. We are asking our school community to support An Tobar by voting for them using the link below. 👇